Everest Three High Passes Trek is one of the most strenuous treks in the region as it goes on for a long duration, and it takes you through almost all of the high altitude spots in the area. These spots are also the main attractions of the trek; the sole reason why trekkers want to walk for days. The route also covers numerous villages and settlement areas that the tourists aren’t able to access otherwise. With every new place, comes new attraction associated to it that the tourists can experience.
The high altitude spots that are scattered throughout the area offer amazing views to the trekkers. The sceneries include the robust dry landscape, with a little bit of greenery here and there, snowy white cliffs, glaciers and so on. There’s no way for the tourists to not get astounded with the viewing experience.
Highlights of the Trek
Travel Style: Active
Physical Rating: Strenuous
Service Level: Basic
Group Size: 2+
Max. Altitude: 5545m
Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
Overview of Everest Three Passes Trek
Apart from the regular destinations like Kala Patthar (5545 m) and Everest Base Camp (5364 m) that are also featured in the Everest Base Camp Trek, Everest Three Pass Trek takes you through the three most significant high altitude passes in the Everest Region. These are Kongma La Pass (5535 m), Cho La Pass (5368 m), and Renjo La (5360 m) Pass.
The beauty of all these destinations is the fact that they offer never before seen sceneries of landscapes that are truly amazing. Standing at such an altitude, and breathing the air around gives you that sense of accomplishment that is shared by only a handful of people around you.
You also get to know about and experience the lifestyle of different people that live in the region. Throughout the trek, you’ll come across settlements like Tengboche, Gokyo, Namche Bazaar and so on that are sure to amaze you with what they have to offer. You’ll be surprised by the amenities available in the hills. The history and culture of these places will definitely interest you.
And also don’t forget the amazing views of mountains like Mt. Everest, Mt. Nuptse, Mt Ama Dablam, Mt. Cho Oyu, Mt. Pumori and so on that are going to welcome at you every settlement and pit-stop.
All these factors make Everest High Passes Trek a must visit trek, and a must have experience.
The following is the itinerary for the Everest Three High Passes Trek. Despite the fact that the route and the routine is quite fixed in this regard, the trekkers could pitch ideas to make it further lengthy, or shorten it, as per their comfort.
Day 1 – Kathmandu (1400 m) to Lukla (2860 m) to Phakding (2610 m)
Day 2 – Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3440 m)
Day 3 - Rest Day at Namche Bazaar
Day 4 – Namche Bazaar to Tengboche (3867 m)
Day 5 – Tengboche to Dingboche (4410 m)
Day 6 – Rest Day at Dingboche
Day 7 - Dingboche to Chhukung (4750 m)
Day 8 - Chhukung to Kongma La Pass (5535 m) to Lobuche (4940 m)
Day 9 – Lobuche to Gorakshep (5164 m) to Everest Base Camp (5364 m) to Gorakshep
Day 10 – Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5545 m) to Lobuche
Day 11 - Lobuche to Dzongla (4830 m)
Day 12 - Dzongla to Cho La Pass (5368 m) to Gokyo (4800 m)
Day 13 - Rest Day in Gokyo
Day 14 - Gokyo to Renjo La Pass (5360 m) to Marlung (4210 m)
Day 15 – Marlung to Namche Bazaar
Day 16 – Namche Bazaar to Lukla
Day 17 – Lukla to Kathmandu
√ Airport pick up and drop by private vehicles
√ Hotel stay in Kathmandu (2 nights)
√ Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu Airfare
√ Government license holder and the experienced Himalayas guide
√ Porter to carry your baggage (1 porter= 2 hikers )
√ Kathmandu-Lulka-Kathmandu guide Airfare
√ Full board meals during trekking period as mentioned in the itinerary
√ Basis tea house and lodge accommodation during trekking
√ All government and local taxes
√ TIMS (Trekker’s Information Management System) and Permit for Restricted Area
√ Basic First Aid Kit
√ All company service charges and necessary paperwork
√ Rescue arrangement
√ Typical Nepali farewell dinner
× Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
× Travel insurance for trekking
× Nepal entry visa and excess baggage charge
× Tips for Guide and porter (20% of your total spent is normally given as a tip for a guide and porter )
× Wifi, shower, camera and mobile charging cost
× Basic drinks (mineral water, Beer, cane juice, and Hot water )
× Personal shopping
× Things not mentioned in Cost includes a section
Notes:- Cost is prone to change in itinerary. So the cost will be recalculated if anything changes.
We are local experts i Nepal. We have a well-designed package and our field staffs are very professional. We have a 100% success rate Even you are a solo hiker. We have designed local food which prevents you from high altitude sickness. Once give us a chance then we will never let you down. We assure you that you can fully trust us and you get the things what you have paid for.
It is very easy to book the trip with us. At first, we need your Passport photocopy to book everything here for you. And once we got 20% of the total cost in advance through bank or Money transfer then we will confirm your trip with us. A flight detail is optional but you have to provide before 1 week of arrival to pick up.
You can get all kind of food. You have different choices but personally, I would like to say to eat that local food or our designated food because it prevents you from high altitude sickness.
It is hard to say that you will have altitude sickness or not because everyone’s body reacts to the altitude differently. In general, most of the trekkers have suffered from normal altitude problem during trek but if anyone highly suppers from altitude problem we manage Helicopter rescue. So be sure before starts trek that your insurance cover Helicopter rescue as well. Otherwise, you have to pay extra for a Helicopter rescue.
Yes! The Lukla airport is one of the dangerous airports in the world. The runway is tiny and built on a slope with a mountain at one end and a huge drop into a valley at the other..,
Yes! You can buy a SIM card (Ncell) in Kathmandu before starts trek but the 3G only really works the first and last couples of days of the trek. But you know you could buy wi-fi cards at tea houses which cost 3-6$ for 200mb and the signal is medium.
Mainly you have to be fit physically and mentally for this trek. I already mentioned above about physical conditions. Normally you have to walk 4-6 hrs per day so you have to prepare your body and mind that you can walk 4-6 hrs per days. Besides this, you have to care what kind of guide and which company you are following because your guide is a doctor in Mountain and company is a hospital.
In my experience, I would like to say you need to have a good level of fitness, but no means need to be an athlete. It is a completely different world being that high up and everyone’s body reacts to the altitude differently. Require training before you go.
-Daypack (25–35 liters), Pack cover, Sleeping bag comfortable too – 20 °c (depending upon the season, weather forecast and personal preference) and it is possible to rent it from Kathmandu which cost 2$ per day.
-Waterproof (optional) hiking boots, Camp shoes (down booties or running shoes) LED headlamp with extra battery, trekking poles. Camelback water bladder or sipper (water bottle).
-Chocolates, Energy bar, Dry fruits, ORS. Down jacket cover comfortable too -15 • c which you can hire or buy in Kathmandu and cost will be cheap for you to compare your country and another normal jacket. T-shirt, goggles (UV protected) and 5 pair thermal pants and cap for sun cover, Waterproof gloves, woolen gloves, and socks. Sunscreen, moisturizer, lip balm and sanitizer handy.